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       Dance of the Hours, from La Gioconda (Ponchielli) featuring Pizzicato Strings

1    Flutes, glockenspiel, and violins shimmer in the "Hours of dawn" (Le ore dell'aurora)


2    " Danza delle ore del giorno" (Dance of the hours of day). This is the tune everyone knows, on flutes and 1st violins.


3    "Sortano le ore della sera" with flutes and oboes playing a minor tune against pizzicato strings.

       Jack And Jill featuring Pizzicato Strings

1    Jack And Jill

       On the Steppes of Central Asia (Borodin) featuring Pizzicato Strings

1    First theme, in its first entrance by the clarinets. (On the Steppes of Central Asia)


2    Second theme, on the English horn.

       Pavanne in F# Minor for orchestra Op 50 (Fauré) featuring Pizzicato Strings

1    Main theme

       Pizzicato Polka (Strauss-Johann2) featuring Pizzicato Strings

1    Pizzicato Polka

       Symphony No.3 in Eb Eroica 1st movement (Beethoven) featuring Pizzicato Strings

1    First theme, introduced by the cellos.


2    Second theme, thrown from oboes to clarinets, to flutes, and to first violins.


3    Third theme, started on clarinets and taken up by the oboes.

       Symphony No.3 in Eb Eroica 2nd movement (Funeral March) (Beethoven) featuring Pizzicato Strings

1    The solemn C minor theme of the 2nd Movt is a funeral march.


2    The 2nd theme is in Eb major, on the first violins, continuing the solemn and sombre atmosphere of this movement.

       Symphony No.3 in Eb Eroica 3rd movement (Beethoven) featuring Pizzicato Strings

1    The 'minuet' part of this fast scherzo - part A


2    After the alternating notes, theme B arrives


3    The trio part of this scherzo played on the horns.

       Symphony No.3 in Eb Eroica 4th movement (Beethoven) featuring Pizzicato Strings

1    First main theme, pizzicato strings, will be bass for next theme.


2    Second theme, on oboes, then picked up by first violins, in counterpoint with theme 1

       Three Coins in the Fountain featuring Pizzicato Strings

1    Three Coins in the Fountain

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